Leonardo finally proved himself to me with this outstanding film and portryal of Howard Hughes. I mean I’ve always liked him, but ever since Gilbert Grape, I didn’t think he was working up to his potential. After seeing Aviator, I and the rest of the world know what this actor can do.
He carried this film. He and Cate Blanchett. Howard Hughes was a mystery to so many and DeCaprio showed us a little of that mystery and what was behind the man. Hepburn is a legend and Blanchett showed us what she was all about in perfect form.
Martin Scorsese brought an air of old Hollywood back to Hollywood with this film and as most of his films this was also one of his best. His direction helped capture the essence of Hollywood in Hughes’ hey day and also the pain in which Hughes lived in it. Excellent movie, excellent direction and excellent acting. A